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Jinbaori, 18th c,  body and crest: Europe, possibly Netherlands, 17th–18th century; wool Lapels: probably China, 17th–18th century; lampas, silk, and gilt-paper strips Shoulder pieces: Europe, 1760s; silk brocaded with silk- and metal-wrapped thread Dimensions: 42.5 x 31 in. Woolen cloth was Europe’s chief textile export and was sold, traded, and gifted by Europeans wherever they sailed.

Jinbaori, 18th c, body and crest: Europe, possibly Netherlands, 17th–18th century; wool Lapels: probably China, 17th–18th century; lampas, silk, and gilt-paper strips Shoulder pieces: Europe, 1760s; silk brocaded with silk- and metal-wrapped thread Dimensions: 42.5 x 31 in. Woolen cloth was Europe’s chief textile export and was sold, traded, and gifted by Europeans wherever they sailed.

Jinbaori (war coat) for wearing over armor, wool felt with a stylized paulownia leaf design and the family crest design of the Maeda Daimyo in white wool felt and yellow silk chain stitching,  floral patterned silk brocade interior with gold thread, in tones of blue, mauve, yellow, green and black against a white ground, tortoise shell button. Made for the Maeda Daimyo or feudal lord of the Kaga fiefdom. Edo Period, 18th century. Los Angles county museum of Art.

Jinbaori (war coat) for wearing over armor, wool felt with a stylized paulownia…

High-ranking Court lady of the Heian Period (794-1185) , Japan. Textiles during this period of Japan were often brocade ones heavily influenced by China (and in some cases the cloth itself was directly imported from that country)~Scan from book “The History of Women’s Costume in Japan.” (Lumikettu of Flickr)~AmyLH

High-ranking Court lady of the Heian Period , Japan. “The History of Women’s Costume in Japan.

Jinbaori worn over a samurai’s armor providing warmth and protection. Samurai wore such garments with pride because of the wool’s status as an exotic import. Europeans achieved the rich scarlet hue by combining a tin mordant with cochineal dye from Mexico. Body and crest- Europe, possibly Netherlands, 17th–18th century; wool  Lapels- China, 17th–18th century; lampas, silk, and gilt-paper strips  Shoulders- Europe, 1760s; silk brocaded with silk and metal-wrapped thread

Jinbaori were worn over a samurai’s armor, the wool providing warmth and protection from the elements

DATE: 1755-65 CULTURE: British MEDIUM: wool, silk CREDIT: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1968.]

This particular British suit is exemplary of popular dress in England during the middle of the century with its somber wool, minimal dec.

Japan, Velvet Jinbaori (Surcoat) with Mokkō and Paulownia Mon (Insignia) Edo period, late 16th century. Wool

Japan, Velvet Jinbaori (Surcoat) with Mokkō and Paulownia Mon (Insignia) Edo period, late century.

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